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On this day in history: 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
Tip of the Day
RV Mods: Protect your headlights!
By Greg Illes
As we prepared for our Alaska trip, we read many warnings about damage caused by flying rocks. Having traveled thousands of miles of dirt roads in the Desert Southwest, we are no strangers to road hazards. But this time, the hazards were to come from other vehicles tossing stones up off the roadway. How could we protect our RV’s headlights?
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “Today’s RV review is a renewed look at the Keystone Montana High Country 377FL. What sparked this gander is a comment from a reader, Dave, asking us to look at front living fifth wheels. Very specifically, the comment was, ‘My favorite layout! As opposed to fivers with a front bedroom, blah, blah, blah. Front LRs rule in fivers!!!’ But, how do you really feel?”
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Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Can I bypass my never-used fresh water tank when winterizing RV?
I have never used my fresh water tank. How do I winterize my RV without doing anything to the fresh water tank? If I turn the pump on, can I bypass the fresh water tank? —Steve, 2021 Forest River 178BH
Video of the day
How to cut a memory foam mattress to fit your camper van or RV
By Cheri Sicard
Have you ever wondered how to cut a memory foam mattress to fit in your camper van or RV? Is it even possible for mere mortals to custom-fit an RV mattress? And if it is, just how difficult and large a project is it?
All of that and more is answered in this short video DIY demo on how to cut a memory foam mattress. But the short answer: It’s not difficult or very time-consuming at all.
Reader says this popular TP caused problems in RV. Which brand is best?
One of our readers, Gary H., wrote to us about RV toilet paper and said that the brand we had recommended clogged up his RV’s black tank. Uh oh. What brand was it, and what are some tips to keep your black tank from clogging? Find out here.
Do you enjoy visiting caves?
Lighten up that BBQ!
Got a bum back but still like to grill? Here’s a tip from Robert M.: “I bought a Weber Q2000 grill for camping use, thinking how great it would be to store it in the camper or, in my case, the pickup bed. I found my back going out on me from lifting and moving it more than once, prompting me to buy a smaller, lighter unit. My son suggested that I should remove the cast iron grill plates and replace them with something lighter. I found a lightweight ceramic-coated aluminum grill at a local supermarket for about $10 that fits in just right. It has cut the weight of the grill in half, works great, and is actually easier to clean than the original grill plates. I have been using it now for four months, and my back thanks me for it.” Thanks, Robert!
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You know we love a good pun around here, and this one does not disappoint! You’ll be saying this from now on, guaranteed.
On this day last year…
- Tip: 17 useful ways to use Velcro inside and outside your RV
- RV review: Updates to the 2022 Keystone Cougar 22MLS
- Ask Dave: Why does RV’s gas range only work intermittently?
- Featured article: RV crime video: A look back at the great L.A. motorhome chase
- Recipe: Chicken Fettuccine With Broccoli
Website of the day
Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding
Grab your camera and your binoculars and be prepared to be blown away by what you’ll see at these wildlife refuges across the U.S.
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 45 percent say that when growing up, their relationship was stronger with their mother than their father.
• 16 percent say they read the print edition of a daily newspaper every day.
• As a student, the highest percentage of voters, 44 percent, say they did better in math than they did in their reading/writing classes.
Recent poll: Do you maintain a journal or diary?
Recipe of the Day
by Ashley Muller from Chandler, AZ
This is a fantastic way to up the flavor of chicken breasts. The coconut milk marinade makes the chicken moist and flavorful. Once grilled, the chicken is so tender you can cut it with a fork. You taste hints of the nutmeg and cardamom from the marinade. We love the crunch from the toasted coconut in each bite. It’s sweet, salty, and savory. Yum!
Feng shui experts explain that your bed facing a door (be it the main bedroom door or a balcony door) is bad luck because the door will “pull” your energy away from you as you sleep.
*Kangaroos can’t do what: hop on one foot, hop backward, or hop to a beat? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Cooper is a 4-month-old Bugg (Boston Terrier/Pug mix). He loves adventures. He gathers pine cones and sticks when we walk. Loves to play and nap. Coop sleeps under the driver’s seat (his doghouse) when we’re on the road.” —Thomas Scott
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
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